The Licking County Health Department

Improving the health and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities by preventing disease, protecting the environment and promoting healthy lifestyles.

The Mission of the Licking County Health Department is to Prevent Disease, Protect the Environment, and Promote Healthy Lifestyles for those who work, live, or play in Licking County. Our Vision is that our work will lead to Healthy People, Living in Healthy Communities, in Licking County.

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Maternal and Child Health

Eliminate health disparities, improve birth outcomes, and improve the health of Licking County's women, infants, children, youth, and families.

Health Promotion

Health Promotion

Reduce the burden of chronic disease and injury by promote healthy lifestyles, and reducing health disparities by through policy and system change, to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Administrative Services

Maintains birth and death records and assures that the personnel, facilities, and finances of the agency are properly managed to provide excellent customer service and efficient use of resouces.

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Our Community's Health

Community health assessments, disease rates, flu dashboard, maps, and other health statistics and data.

Program Highlights

Project Dawn

Reducing Overdose Deaths

Project Dawn distributes the opioid overdaose reversal medication, naloxone, to local residents who know someone at risk of overdose or live or work in an area where they are likely to encounter an overdose victim. This project works with our Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention (PDOP) program to reduce unitentional overdoses due to prescription and illicit drug use.

Reducing Infant Mortality

Programs promoting healthy babies and moms include: At-risk pregnancy consultations, Newborn home visits, Pack and Play/Cribs for Kids, Safe Sleep training, Child Safety Seats, WIC, Early Head Start, and Immunization.


Measles is a highly contagious disease

Measles can be serious for young children. Protect your child by making sure he or she is up to date on measles vaccine, including before traveling abroad.
You can protect your child against measles with a combination vaccine that provides protection against three diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). The MMR vaccine is proven to be very safe and effective. CDC recommends that children get one dose at 12 through 15 months and a second dose at 4 through 6 years. Call your doctor or the LCHD clinic at (740) 349-6535 to make sure your child is fully protected.